Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted that the next-generation Revolution format's unique design could alienate third party publishers, although he hopes that it will instead inspire them.[br][br]In a recent print interview, Iwata-san said that if third parties were able to continue creating gorgeous, traditional games on rival next-generation formats and continue to expand their audiences that way, they "may not support Nintendo".[br][br]However it seems that Nintendo instead expects publishers to realise that Revolution's strength lies in forging new markets. "What we are trying to do is such a different thing, and people have come to realise that the approach we have taken with Nintendo DS can actually expand the market beyond what existing platforms can do," he said.[br][br]"Therefore I believe there should be more third parties who are willing to support Nintendo's new ideas."[br][br]"Already publishers are not hesitant in disclosing their concerns over next-generation gaming platforms, and development costs are rising. Publishers are afraid... of whether [the next-gen] consoles can appeal to people who are not the avid game fans of today," he added.[br][br]Nintendo Revolution will be unveiled to some extent at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles in May.
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